- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - An administrative law judge in Vermont has been put on paid administrative leave after she was accused of embezzling money from Montpelier’s farmers markets, of which she was treasurer.

Ileen McGurran, who presides over unemployment claims at the Vermont Department of Labor, is accused of taking less than $1,500 from the Capital City Farmers Market, where her McGurran Bee Farm was a vendor. She said the money has been paid back.

Steve Collier, an attorney for the state’s Agency of Human Resources, tells Vermont Public Radio (https://bit.ly/1hMADcF) McGurran will be paid her normal salary during the leave period. She makes over $68,000 annually.

Collier said any disciplinary action would be argued before the state Labor Relations Board, where the state must successfully prove its case before disciplining an employee.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, https://www.vpr.net

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